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AP U.S. Government & Politics

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This course explores the operating principles and practices that form the United States government: How do institutions exercise and compete for political power in our nation? How do individuals and lobbying groups take part? What theoretical models shed light on this process?

You will evaluate democratic thought as embodied in the U.S. Constitution and other government treatises and will examine the structure and function of various political institutions, including the courts, interest groups, political parties, the presidency, and the judiciary.

Case studies demonstrate the role of these players in the policymaking process, at both the state and national level.

Sample reading list:

We the People: An Introduction to American PoliticsĀ (Ninth Edition)